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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-24
Age / DOB:  (43) / 8/4/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 150

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Jeff Gordon was one of the few drivers last week at Bristol Motor Speedway who entered the weekend with a top-10 streak and did not see it come to an end on the high-banked bullring. He finished third in the Food City 500 and backed that up with an eighth in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Gordon’s priorities to this point have been to climb into Chase consideration after suffering three accidents in the first three weeks of the season. Now that he is 11th in the points’ standings, look for that focus to shift to winning his first Cup race of 2015. Apr 26 - 8:38 PM

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Jeff Gordon seemed to struggle for most of the afternoon at Richmond, but he qualified among the top 12. He posted only the 20th-quickest 10-lap average in the morning session and was 17th-quick in final practice. He will line up 11th.

Gordon is showing a knack for improving short track races progress. Last week he was equally unimpressive at Bristol Motor Speedway before finishing third, which means he cannot be discounted at Richmond International Raceway.
Apr 24 - 11:08 PM

For the second straight week, Jeff Gordon scored a season-best finish. He was seventh in the Duck Commander 500 last week and finished third in the Food City 500 to earn his first top-five of the season.

Gordon had to battle back from two laps down after he was forced to pit for a loose wheel. He got a Wave Around and a Free Pass and then made the most of his opportunity, which is how success is gauged at Bristol.
Apr 19 - 10:47 PM

Jeff Gordon struggled through most of the weekend at Bristol with only the 13th fastest lap in Friday’s practice session, a qualification speed that landed him 23rd on the grid, and the 15th-fastest speed in Saturday morning’s session. In final practice, he finally jumped to the top of the board with the fourth-fastest single lap of speed at 126.420 mph.

Gordon’s time in final practice was 15.178 seconds and it appears that the race pace is coming back to the No. 24 more than that Gordon is catching the field. He should be able to finish in the top 10, but with such a bad pit stall fantasy owners should not expect much more.
Apr 18 - 12:32 PM

Jeff Gordon took two tires only on the final pit stop and held off most of the field to score his fourth consecutive top-10 finish. He crossed under the checkers seventh in the Duck Commander 500, which is his best result so far in the 2015 season.

Most fantasy experts expected Gordon to have several top-fives by this stage of the season, so a high of seventh is disappointing. The good news is that he is climbing up the points’ standings and ran better than he finished on a number of occasions.
Apr 12 - 9:47 AM

Jeff Gordon sustained crash damage in his first three races this season and finished outside the top 15 each time. That sunk him deep enough in the points’ standings that he still could not gain a top-16 position until Ryan Newman’s penalty elevated the No. 24 one spot.

Gordon reversed his trend in the last three races and swept the top 10, but last week he had to overcome a late-race penalty to finish ninth. That remains his best finish of the season; he also finished ninth at Phoenix. At his salary cap level, he needs to improve even more and begin earning top-fives to be a good fantasy value.
Apr 7 - 2:06 PM

Jeff Gordon incurred a penalty during his final pit stop and was forced to restart the race at the end of the lead lap with 35 laps remaining. He made a valiant charge through the pack and finished ninth in the STP 500.

Gordon was leading when the final caution flag waved for debris on the frontstretch. He was being caught by Matt Kenseth at the time and would have had a fierce battle, but a top-five finish would have elevated him to Chase contention. As the points currently stand, he is in a three-way battle for 16th on the charts, but trails Danica Patrick by a tie-breaker.
Mar 29 - 8:46 PM

Jeff Gordon posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session. His top speed was 96.261 mph from laps 41 through 50. That speed was faster than all but 17 drivers’ fastest laps.

One of the factors that makes Gordon so good at Martinsville is his ability to pace himself. Gordon also had the third-fastest lap at 96.884 mph in this session, so he should have short run speed as well if the race becomes a shootout at the end.
Mar 28 - 12:06 PM

Jeff Gordon gambled by staying out on the next-to-last restart and led the Auto Club 400 on old tires. When the race had two green-white-checkered attempts, he fell back through the field and barely managed to finish 10th.

That was enough to help him climb three spots in the points’ standings to 22nd. He is currently only eight points out of the top 16 heading to a track where he has dominated in the past. Gordon has eight victories at Martinsville during his career.
Mar 22 - 9:44 PM

Jeff Gordon finally avoided bad luck at Phoenix in the 500 and finished ninth in the final rundown.

Gordon actually challenged for a top-five for most of the closing laps until he pitted for tires. He lined up 11th with 12 laps remaining and failed to get back to the front of the pack, but considering that he was banged about by accidents in his first three races this year, he should be quite pleased with the result.
Mar 16 - 9:52 PM

Jeff Gordon’s final fulltime season as a NASCAR driver is not getting off to the start he hoped. He was involved in late-race accidents at Daytona and Atlanta which contributed to back-to-back results outside the top 30. At Vegas, he ran into the back of Jeb Burton when that driver slowed to miss a crashing Jimmie Johnson with less than 100 laps remaining.

For the third straight week Gordon had a top-10 capable car. He held on to finish 18th in the Kobalt 400 and is still seeking his first top-15 of the season. Despite his bad luck, he should continue to be highly regarded in fantasy games.
Mar 9 - 10:48 AM

Bad luck has followed Jeff Gordon to Las Vegas. He ran into Danica Patrick in the final minutes of final practice for the Kobalt 400 and will be forced to roll out a backup. He had the 14th-fastest time in that session.

Gordon will have to give up his first-place start and drop all the way to the back. Place differential in the Fantasy Live game is based on official qualification, however, and this is going to make him a questionable value there. He should be able to climb back into the top 10, but last week’s effort at Atlanta shows just how difficult that can be for the driver of the No. 24. Gordon started at the back in Georgia when he failed to record a qualification lap.
Mar 7 - 3:42 PM

In his final start at Las Vegas as a fulltime driver, Jeff Gordon set a new track record with a speed of 194.679 mph. This is Gordon’s first pole at the track and the third time he has started on the front row.

Gordon now has two poles in three races this year after also taking the top spot at Daytona; he was involved in a late-race accident there. When Gordon started on the outside pole at Vegas in 2003 he was also swept into an accident and finished 37th, but a second-place start in 2010 preceded a third-place finish.
Mar 6 - 8:43 PM

Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the afternoon test session at Atlanta. His top speed was 188.424 mph, which was posted early in his run. Gordon also posted the quickest 10-lap average in that session with a speed of 185.458 mph during his first 10 laps around the track.

The speeds were uniformly lower in the second session, but they were also tighter. Gordon beat Ryan Newman by only one-thousandth of a second in that session as NASCAR continues to search for parity among teams.
Feb 26 - 6:33 PM

Jeff Gordon posted the fastest lap in Friday morning’s practice for the Daytona 500. His top speed was 193.079 mph.

Only 14 drivers practiced in this session. Yesterday only five drivers practiced, so it appears that teams are pacing themselves. This underscores the fact that at Daytona, a driver has what he has when rolling off the hauler.
Feb 20 - 12:30 PM